The Assistant Director of Messina coordinates and implements academic and co-curricular programming for the Messina theme communities; assists in the planning, development and execution of Messina training sessions and programs; serves as a liaison between Student Life, Student Engagement, faculty, administrators and student leaders involved in Messina and participate in divisional and campus initiatives that support retention efforts for first-year students.
Messina is Loyola's award-winning, first-year living-and-learning program. Messina is dedicated to helping first-year students manage their transition to college and forge a clear path to success at Loyola and in the life and career that will follow. Students are enrolled in two linked, first-year seminar courses—one in the fall (taught by their core advisor who they retain for 1-1.5 years) and one in the spring (taught by another faculty member)—connected by one of four themes: Self and Other, Stories We Tell, The Visionary, or The Good Life. The Messina courses include enrichment hours to provide opportunities for additional theme exploration/integration, and/or vocational discernment/reflection/first-year transition activities.
Essential Functions include: 1. Cultivate and maintain collaborative relationships and regular communication with faculty, student leaders and administrators participating in Messina.
2. Develop, implement and assess Messina theme-wide and co-sponsored events.
3. Develop and edit content for new and existing Messina training materials.
4. Support divisional goals and priorities.
5. Provide direct oversight of Messina office and creative assistants including creating developmental plans, mentoring and assessment.
6. Represent Messina at Loyola Admission events. Assist with recruitment efforts through formal presentations and individual outreach. Assist in the planning, recruitment, selection, and training of Messina faculty, administrators and student leaders.
7. Perform all other duties and responsibilities as assigned or directed by the supervisor, the Associate Director of Messina . This may include attendance of and participation in required training for role.
Bachelor's Degree Required, 1-3 yrs of experience
Skill in composing office correspondence, developing publications, compiling statistical data, and preparing reports.
Excellent written and oral communication skills, efficient work habits, strong organizational skills, and a superior attention to detail.
Advanced word processing skills, including proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite, specifically, Access, Power Point, Excel, and Word.
Successful candidates for any staff, faculty, or administrative position at Loyola University Maryland will be subject to a pre-employment background check. Loyola University Maryland requires that all faculty, staff, and administrators receive COVID-19 vaccination unless exempted for medical or religious reasons in accordance with University policy.
Loyola University Maryland is a Jesuit, Catholic university committed to the educational and spiritual traditions of the Society of Jesus and to the ideals of liberal education and the development of the whole person. Accordingly, Loyola inspires students to learn, lead, and serve in a diverse and changing world. Loyola’s beautiful, historic Evergreen campus is located in Baltimore, and its graduate centers are in Timonium and Columbia. Loyola enrolls 4,000 undergraduate and 2,000 graduate students across the Sellinger School of Business and Management, the School of Education, and Loyola College of Arts and Sciences. Founded in 1852, Loyola is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States and the first to bear the name of Saint Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus.